I Can and I Will: Rebuilding an Anxious Mind in Time for Orals

  This week we have a PhD candidate taking us through her life-changing experience of reckoning with her anxiety, all while being in the midst of a critical point in her candidature. Read more about how she worked through that phase and arrived at some important insights. It was a moment of silence that convinced … More I Can and I Will: Rebuilding an Anxious Mind in Time for Orals

Max Planck Alumni and ECRs for Better Graduate Student Mental Health

    A couple months ago, AMHC team member Lisa M attended the Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers (MPSAESCR) in Berlin. The event was held to connect alumni and early career researchers from all over the world, and to afford the opportunity to discuss with and learn from each other. Among … More Max Planck Alumni and ECRs for Better Graduate Student Mental Health

“I get by with a little help from my friends”: Social support during postgraduate study

  This week Tamsyn Hawken writes for the AMHC about social support. Simple or obvious as it may sound,  graduate school can be an isolating time in one’s life despite being surrounded by interesting people doing interesting work. Tamsyn talks to us about the difficulties and possibilities for finding meaningful social support in these contexts. *********** As … More “I get by with a little help from my friends”: Social support during postgraduate study

Link Round-Up: Life as an Anxious Scientist, Survey on Faculty Mental Health Culture, Human Cost of Postdoctoral Research, and More

“Me too”: Mental Health and Disclosure as an Early Career Researcher (Institute of Mental Health – University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Blog) In this blog researcher Emma Nielsen talks about the power of disclosing one’s mental illness beyond the polite reference to it in the past tense. She weighs in on the risks it … More Link Round-Up: Life as an Anxious Scientist, Survey on Faculty Mental Health Culture, Human Cost of Postdoctoral Research, and More